Tyra Banks visits ‘Extra’ at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 29, 2018 in Universal City, California.
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My favorite childhood movie is finally getting a sequel—but we’re missing a very important character. Tyra Banks finally announced her costar for the upcoming Life-Size 2, but this time, it isn’t Lindsay Lohan; Grown-ish co-star Francia Raisa will act opposite Banks.

In the first Disney movie, which premiered 18 years ago, Eve (Banks) transformed from a doll into a human when adolescent Casey (Lohan), grieving the loss of her mother, tried to use magic to bring her mom back—but instead brought Eve to life. (Editor’s note: I’m a bit *ahem* older than our writer, but is this not slightly reminiscent of 1987’s Mannequin?)

According to Entertainment Weekly, Life-Size 2 will be much different: Raisa will play Grace Manning, CEO of Marathon Toys, which was founded by her mother. The movie’s synopsis describes Grace as “a hot mess in the middle of her quarter-life crisis” whose “wild-child ways are causing the company’s stock to plummet.”


Of course, aside from Lohan leaving us, Tyra’s youth has since left us as well. (Editor’s note: *ahem*) Eve was obviously my favorite character, but I’m curious to see how Eve will look this time around.

Also, the movie’s theme song “Be a Star,” will be remixed. Banks intends to turn the song into a banger and is dusting off her vocal cords. “Those words [“be a star”] will be in there some way, but it’ll sound totally new,” Banks told EW. “We’re going for club banger as opposed to nursery school rhyme this time.”

The Glow Up tip: Life-Size 2 will premiere on Freeform this holiday season, get your popcorn ready.

Montana Couser is a recent Howard University grad and Philly native.

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